Rivers Blackwater and Pant

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is known to be present along the River Blackwater near Coggeshall. Following the discovery of the plant in several locations along the river corridor in 2012, further surveys have been undertaken in 2013 to accurately map the distribution of the plant along the river.

Once all the survey data has been collated and mapped, a programme of hand pulling to remove the  plant is expected to begin in 2014. Volunteers will be needed so if you are interested in getting involved please contact us!


Rivers Blackwater and Pant

WFD water body status


Project type

Invasive species removal

Project lead

Essex Biodiversity Project

Project partners

Essex Wildlife Trust

Funding source

Essex Biodiversity Project

Project start


Website key stakeholders:

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